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2022                 Meisterschüler with Prof. Hannes Brunner at Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. Germany

2021                 (MFA/Diploma) at Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. Germany

2019                 École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, Class of Prof.Abraham Cruzvillegas. France

2010                 (B.A.) in Art and Visual Communications at Faculty of Fine Arts- Damascus University. Syria 



2024               “GASTSPIEL” at Gallery ABTART.  Stuttgart - Germany 

2024               "BRÜCHE" at Haus Kunst Mitte. Berlin - Germany 

2023                Art presentation at ACC (Asian Cultural Center) Gwangju - South Korea

2023                "Luftgrenzen" gallery KA32. Berlin - Germany 

2022                "HUMAN ELECTRICITY" curated by. Dr.Almut hüfler & Ralf schmerberg. at Mahalla. Berlin - Germany   

2022                "Morning nightmare" Art intervention at Lobe Block Berlin - Germnay 

2021                "IPSO FACTO" group show at Kühlhaus Berlin Curated by Birgit Effinger and Michaela Richter. Berlin - Germany 

2021                "das Ich im Wir"  group show at Galerie im Saalbau Curated by Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa.  Berlin - Germany 


2021                "Invisible Cages" Solo exhibition Curated by Khaled Barakeh at coculture space - Berlin- Germany 


2020                "ART IN ISOLATION" Middle East Institute. Washington, DC . USA 

2020                 "STATE OF THE ART" Galerie Postel, Hamburg- Germany 


2020                 "LICHTBLICK" group video exhibition at Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz - Berlin - Germany

2020                 "That's not life anymore" group exhibition at Weißensee Kunsthochschule. Berlin - Germany

2019                 "Lost in Translation" collective exhibition at de Warande, Turnhout - Belgium 

2019                 RUNDGANG. annual exhibition at Weißensee Kunsthochschule. Berlin - Germany 


2019                 "Qu'est-ce que tu fais" Beaux-Arts de Paris - Melpomène, Paris. France 

2019                 "a journey of belonging" Part II CAA gallery - Berlin. Germany 


2018                 "In Between". Galerie Postel, Hamburg - Germany 


2018                 annual exhibition at Weißensee Kunsthochschule. Berlin - Germany 


2018                 "Tun und Lassen" at modular+ space, Berlin - Germany 


2017                 "a journey of belonging" CAA gallery - Berlin - Germany


2017                 Translation // Le vent nous portera. Curated by Dr.Christine Nippe. Kommunale Galerie Berlin - Germany                                             


2017                 "Soap is good" by Amer Akel and "Le jour de la Gloire" by Anri Sala. Kurt Kurt space.Berlin - Germany


2017                 "Sans papiers - Das Leben ist eine Reise". Dinner- Lecture, Curated by Simone Zaugg and Pfelder .Kurt-Kurt Space. Berlin.Germany


2017                 KUNST UM DIE MOORWIESE in Bad Saarow. Brandenburg - Germany


2016                 "70 Square Metres", at Goethe-Institut Damascus In Exile, Collective exhibition.Berlin - Germany


2016                 "City in Transformation" video art program screened in Kunsthochschule Halle - Germany


2015                 I will never get used to wait / TYS / Copenhagen - Denmark


2015                 Participate in "VideoFormes Fest", Clermont-Ferrand - France


2015                 "At the plague" Supermarket art fair, Stockholm - Sweden

2015                 "1kg of soil" Solo show at KUNSTHALLE EXNERGASSE.  Vienna - Austria


2015                 "I will never get used to wait", Curated by Abir Boukhari, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna - Austria


2014                 Participate in AIVA  international video art festival - Stockholm - Sweden 


2012                 “Mosaic” collective exhibition at AllArtnow space.Damascus - Syria


2011                 "In Need" collective exhibition at AllArtNow space.Damascus - Syria


2011                 "Open Day" collective exhibition at AllArtnow space.Damascus - Syria                       


2009                 "Blood Donation" collective exhibition.Damascus - Syria


2008                 Collective exhibition at NIASD (Netherlands Institute for Academic Studies). Damascus - Syria



Artist in Residency:

2023                  Art residency, Karin Abt-Straubinger Stiftung.  Stuttgart - Germany 


2015                  Art residency at KUNSTHALLE EXNERGASSE-WUK in collaboration with AllArtnow. Vienna - Austria



Scholarships / Nominations / Prizes:

2023                 Art Exchange program grant at ACC (Asian Culture Center). South Korea 

2023                 Karin Abt-Straubinger Stiftung Art Prize. Stuttgart - Germany 

2019                 DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements at Berlin Weissensee School of Art


2018                 Mart Stam Scholarship / Deutschlandstipendium.Berlin 


2017                 Nominated for The Jameel Prize 5



Special training:


2011                “Studio1” informal school about contemporary art, AllArtnow in collaboration with British Council Damascus

2009                "Video art and short film" directed by filmmaker Faisal Kourashi, British Council, Syria


2008                "Acrylics paintings" with Dutch artists, NIASD ( Netherlands Institute for Academic Studies)




2019                "Lost in Translation"  de Warande, Turnhout. Belgium 

2017                TRANSLATION // Le vent nous portera . Kommunale Galerie Berlin - Germany


2015                KUNSTHALLE EXNERGASSE // KEX Residenz.  Vienna - Austria


Amer Al Akel

Born in Damascus, Syria 1987

Based in Berlin-Germany 

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